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Our blog shares information we think is interesting! Hopefully, you do too. We share techniques, tips and tricks to help complete your quilt projects. Some of these are linked to our YouTube channel, when a video will provide more information than pictures alone. Our blog also provides a glimpse into life in our Studio!

Motivating Monday – Pasta Prep

Motivating Monday – Pasta Prep

In college, our dorms were located near Little Italy in Cleveland. You couldn't beat the Italian food. Of course, as a poor college student, I lived on pasta. Most of all, I remember pulling all-nighters... The reward, other than convincing yourself you could cram...

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Paint Palette

Paint Palette

Watch this video to learn some of my tricks for making fusible applique! To explain how I assembled the block, I made a video for you. I spent a lot of time talking about fabric marking as it is so important when you are making fusible appliques....

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Tip Tuesday – Machine Mistakes

Tip Tuesday – Machine Mistakes

The #1 mistake every quilter makes is to buy a fancy sewing machine. We spend lots of money on domestic sewing machines with loads of fancy stitches. Then, we only use the straight stitch and blanket stitch for our quilts! That seems like a bit waste of our resources....

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Motivating Monday – Bearington Valentine

Motivating Monday – Bearington Valentine

Do you have a few things in your sewing studio that are totally unrelated to sewing, but you like to have with you? Mine may seem childish, but I have a collection of teddy bears. They sit atop my bookshelves. George is my most beloved bear. George went everywhere...

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Tip Tuesday – Change It Up

Tip Tuesday – Change It Up

As you know, I have been having fun giving color tips. On Mondays, I share color schemes inspired by my photos. In my classes, I show how to use these to pick your own palettes. One of the most common questions, is "how do you use these palettes in a quilt." The...

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Quilt Block Mania – February 2024

Quilt Block Mania – February 2024

Quilt Block Mania is rolling into February celebrating makers. Each month, a group of talented designers share a free 12-inch block based upon a set theme. You get to hop from one of our blogs to another and collect them all. You can make a mini quilt, a quilt based...

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Motivating Monday – Santorini Sunrise

Motivating Monday – Santorini Sunrise

Do you ever scroll through your photos and just stop. You find that one photo that brings you back to a certain time and place. You pause soaking in that memory. This photo was one of those. It was taken during our honeymoon in Santorini. We were on a sunset dinner...

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Community Highlight – Quilted Love

Community Highlight – Quilted Love

Are you really good at making top and not so good at finishing them? If so, you probably have stack of tops, some of which you aren't even sure you want any more?? Or was one of your new year's resolutions to clear out a bit of stash, maybe to make room for more this...

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Tip Tuesday – Diamond Seams

Tip Tuesday – Diamond Seams

Do you struggle with sewing oblong diamonds together? These quilts are so pretty, but the seams can be daunting. I know, because I am in the midst of making one! It never fails that you try to align your seams and they get wonky. They are hard to line up to make...

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Motivating Monday – Candy Hearts

Motivating Monday – Candy Hearts

I have to confess.... Valentine's Day is around the corner and I have already polished off my dish of candy hearts. I have zero will power when it comes to those sugary treats. I did manage to get a good picture of them before they disappeared though. That picture was...

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Design Transfers – Put a Light Under It

Design Transfers – Put a Light Under It

Do you transfer designs by hand from paper to fabric for quilting, applique or embroidery? If so, you know that putting a light under your design makes it easier to see. Therefore, it is easier to trace. There are three primary methods for putting a light under your...

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